The Novelist’s Film / 소설가의 영화

The Novelist’s Film / 소설가의 영화


Wed. 26.10.2022, 20:00, Eldorado
South Korea 2022, 92 Min, OmU, (Korean)FSK: 12+
Genre: Drama

Renowned author Jun-hee (LEE Hye-young) visits an estranged colleague who now owns a bookshop on the outskirts of Seoul. During her stay, she meets old acquaintances, including a film producer with whom she had previously fallen out. She had intended to have one of her works made into a film by him, but the attempt failed. During a walk, Jun-hee meets Gil-soo (KIM Min-hee), an actress who, like Jun-hee, is in a creative slump. It is conversations with Gil-soo that finally inspire her to work on a joint project. The power of coincidence and the importance of truthfulness in creative circles determine the subtle plot of the drama.

The Novelist’s Film was HONG’s third consecutive submission for the main prize at the Berlinale, where the drama also premiered. It is almost exclusively a black-and-white production. 

Director: HONG Sang-soo
Screenwriter: HONG Sang-soo
Cast: LEE Hye-young, KIM Min-hee

Berlin International Film Festival 2022 –  Silver Bear Grand Jury Price
46th Hong Kong International Film Festival
New York Film Festival 2022